POETICS, AESTHETICS, COMPOSITION:
About the exhibition:
In what way does human sensory perception take place in a high-tech world for connections outside of what is apparently possible?
Perception is first of all the recognition of an object or state in our immediate environment with the help of our 5 senses. With the help of technical devices, we can exceed the limits that are set biologically for us and expand them many times.
The perception of such, invisible subjects and states therefore often first takes place in an abstract way with values that are assigned to certain parameters and can be visualized based on this. The clear way of representing values is in a graphic, drawing or a scaled model.
Since size relationships play a decisive role here, in some cases you are forced to not display the relationships of objects proportionally to one another in order to be able to ensure that they are clearly recognizable.
The series “Cognition” deals with this topic by using terms from the fields of physics and astronomy and presenting them in simplified models, build with daily objects and studio equipment.
Felix Schoeppner is a German photographer, born in the 90’s and raised in south Hesse. In 2010 he started studying Communication Design at University of Applied Science Darmstadt with focus on photography. He graduated in 2021 with a mixed media project about nature and human perception, which is still ongoing.
During his studies he assisted numerous national and international photographers where he learned a lot of technical things as well as all the other skills of a photographer. In his early career was working in the field of documentary and architecture photography. Meanwhile the focus of his work has shifted to the still life.
His images represent the result of a work process in which he combines various techniques and materials into installations. His work impresses with a high degree of stringency and perfection, both in terms of content and implementation. For him, photography is part of a comprehensive process in dealing with questions of human perception.
Why we chose Felix:
This level of technical obsession just has to be taken seriously.
I love when conceptual art can stand by itself without any artist statements. It gives us a chance and will to uderstand it by ourselves. In Felix's photographs we can find many clues to what his work is all about. With additional information we can build on our overall experience and maybe figure out our own definitions of some photographs as I did.
Physical labs but make it art. Such a deep sense of analytical thinking about photography is quite alien to me, which gives me the space to gradually search for new hidden layers of each individual Felix's photo. This level of technical obsession just has to be taken seriously. Search for beauty at its best.